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1980s coup leader Lekhanya dies

Mohalenyane Phakela MAJOR General Metsing Lekhanya, who led the 1986 coup against then Prime Minister Leabua Jonathan, died yesterday at the age of 83. The former army commander who later traded his military fatigues for civilian…

Govt denies NACOSEC overspending

Pascalinah Kabi THE government has denied overshooting the Covid-19 budget, saying by December 2020, it had only spent about M341 million of the initial M698 million set aside to fight the pandemic. Addressing the media yesterday, Dr…

Covid-19: 28 die in one week in Motimposo

Limpho Sello MOTIMPOSO in Maseru, is in mourning after 28 people died of Covid-19 related complications in just a week, the constituency’s legislator, Thabang Mafojane, said yesterday. The constituency is said to be home to…

TRC applauds ruling on Nteso killers

Mohalenyane Phakela A LOCAL human rights body, the Transformation Resource Centre (TRC),  has applauded the High Court for jailing two police officers who murdered Lesotho Electricity Company auditor, Thibello Nteso. The…

AG warns of Covid-19 doomsday

says war against pandemic may not be won as “illegal” NACOSEC splurges M1,5 billion on wasteful expenditure Pascalinah Kabi LESOTHO is unlikely to win its fight against Covid-19 amid revelations by the auditor general’s office…

Majoro, Mahao fight fire with fire

accuse Manyokole of destabilising govt Pascalinah Kabi / Mohalenyane Phakela PRIME Minister Moeketsi Majoro and his Law and Justice Minister, Professor Nqosa Mahao, have joined forces against the embattled director general of…

US ambassador blasts pro-Trump rioters

 acknowledges Biden’s electoral victory, says “criminals” who stormed the Capitol will face the music Herbert Moyo UNITED States (US) Ambassador to Lesotho, Rebecca Gonzales, has branded as “criminals”, the unruly mob of her…